China’s Wuhan becomes ‘Zombie Town’, desperate for medical resources after lockdown

Patient rejections due to insufficient hospital beds, front-line medical staff breakdowns in risky working environment

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/01/26
By: Chris Chang, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Pneumonia patient passed out in Wuhan hospital. (Epoch Times Video Screenshot)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) continues to plague Wuhan, China, the whole city is falling into chaos and panic because of insufficient medical resources and daily necessities.

Facing a surging number of patients, hospitals in Wuhan are struggling to deal with the overwhelming demand. Patients with fevers are fainting in hospitals after hours spent in queues, while others with serious symptoms are being asked to go home because there are no more hospital beds, reports The Epoch Times.

"It is now difficult just to receive a confirmed diagnosis from doctors because hospitals are so crammed with people," a Wuhan citizen shares in a video. "The emergency calls do not work at all, and the long waiting in the hospitals is definitely accelerating the infection rate."

According to him, the majority of citizens in Wuhan were not even wearing facial masks in public before the central government announced the city's lockdown on Jan. 23 in order to prevent the further spread of the epidemic.    [FULL  STORY]

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